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by jim g
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Hull Construction
Topic: Hull Construction- wood type
Replies: 30
Views: 8912

Re: Hull Construction- wood type

All the framework will be mahogany. The stringers are fir.
by jim g
Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: grape leaf 3 gauge panel
Replies: 12
Views: 6377

Re: grape leaf 3 gauge panel

Clawson's plater is a silversmith and does excellent work. But he does take his. He did an awesome job on a 1939 6 gauge barrelback panel that was all cracked up along the edge with pieces falling off. Send it to Mark as early as you can.
by jim g
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Model B distributor
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Re: Model B distributor

Being a pre war model B engine. The carb and dist. could be correct. If you have a parts manual from the postwar era. Its going to list different numbers for some parts.

Especially generators, starters and dist.
by jim g
Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Electronic Ignition Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Electronic Ignition Conversion

When I get the igniter ring in a certain position it will almost start but it just pops and backfires. Moving the ring around is not going to do anything. The 4 magnets in the ring line up with the points on the lobe. If you rgetting backfire through the intake then your firing order is off. The ea...
by jim g
Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Model B head gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 3704

Re: Model B head gasket

The other important part I forgot is Make sure that you put the head gasket on with the correct side up. Some are stamped with this side up. If your new one is not stamped with it. Look at your old one which is stamped and match the new one to it. The easiest way to remember is the fire ring crimp g...
by jim g
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Electronic Ignition Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Electronic Ignition Conversion

Jim, I got the conversion kit and installed it. Now I can't get it started. The instructions said to orient the ring until it slides down into place. This one will fit in any of the 4 positions. I'm stumped. Do you have any ideas for me to try? You most likely got the igniter plate 180 degrees out....
by jim g
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Model B head gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 3704

Re: Model B head gasket

Head gaskets on flat head engines need a sealer. You need to use Permatex Copper Coat. Part number 80697. Use the whole can on both sides of the head gasket. Do not spray the block or head like the can says. Apply an even number of coats to each side. To make the head gasket easier to put on when it...
by jim g
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Anyone Misplaced Their Rudder?
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

Re: Anyone Misplaced Their Rudder?

The rudder is for a Century.
by jim g
Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Model B rebuild questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2912

Re: Model B rebuild questions

Hmm...the only numbers I can find stamped on the block are 27158 which is on the side behind where the generator mounts and also on the flywheel end near the head gasket. The other stamp is 407624 1XB which is located on the same side in the middle near the head gasket . (If you open the pictures t...
by jim g
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Barr Marine conversion parts
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

Re: Barr Marine conversion parts

Can you post a picture of the engine and a picture of what gaskets you need? I might be able to help you out.

Also post a picture of the drive hub so I can see which one your dealing with.
by jim g
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Cockpit and Cabin Interiors
Topic: Plans for a Sportsman 3rd seat
Replies: 4
Views: 2574

Re: Plans for a Sportsman 3rd seat

I have one out of a 20' sportsman I would like to sell. Its together and all there. But will need to be restored. If you interested let me know.
by jim g
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Model B rebuild questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2912

Re: Model B rebuild questions

Look for a casting date on the block. It usually right above the oil pan flange. The engine that I posted a picture of is out of a 1937. The owner swore it was the original engine. Well everything but the block was original. It had been change out with a replacement one from Chris Craft. All the bol...
by jim g
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:12 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Model B rebuild questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2912

Re: Model B rebuild questions

I am doing a total rebuild on a 1940 Model B engine. Engine #3168. This is my first time and have several initial questions: 1. Is there an engine manual available which will include all specs? 2. Are there comparable push rod bearings that I can get as replacements? 3. Drive shaft bearings? I don'...
by jim g
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: damage from overheating kbl
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Re: damage from overheating kbl

Depends on how hot it got. But usually its piston rings and head gaskets. The more wear on the engines the more likely the rings have lost there tension. Also overheating cause the oil film on the piston wall to glaze which don't allow the rings to seal anymore. The head gaskets will straight passin...
by jim g
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Wet Foam
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Wet Foam

Coast Guard required boats under 22 feet the float a surface level if swamped. That why it hit or miss on flotation in 22 footers. Heres a picture of the one I would like to sell. All the wood is factory. The swim platform was an option. They only built 12 of this model. Outside hull is the same. In...
by jim g
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Wet Foam
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Wet Foam

If you want to do another hull.I have a unique Chris Craft 22' dory that I would like to sell. It also does not have the foam in it.
by jim g
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Fiberglass - Odds & Ends
Topic: Wet Foam
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: Wet Foam

Boats dating from around 1976/1977 and earlier. The manufacturers were using open cell foam. After that date they started using closed cell foam. Which doesn't absorb water. The only cure is to take it out. At that point you can either leave it out or replace it. You can get new closed cell foam and...
by jim g
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment

Jim, I had a look at the cam on the water pump cam and actually it was not damaged at all. You definitely would expect it to look like the chewed up end of the accessory drive shaft, but it is in great shape. How are you able insert a feeler gauge behind the accessory drive gear when it is installe...
by jim g
Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Copper or Plantinum Spark Plugs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

Re: Copper or Plantinum Spark Plugs?

The Pertronix system puts out the same voltage as points do. So you want to use copper plugs. Platinum plugs are for higher energy systems.
by jim g
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Oil Pressure Sending Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 3380

Re: Oil Pressure Sending Unit

Call or email Clawson Classic instruments. He keeps them in stock.
by jim g
Tue Oct 18, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 4817

Re: annual lay-up

If your going to store your boat for more then a year or so. Go down to your small local county airport and buy 5 gals of low lead avgas. Run your boat out of gas. Then put this gas in and run most of it out. What is left will evaporate out and leave almost no residue. As it was designed to due. Sin...
by jim g
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment

Thanks, Jim. Those are really helpful tips. I have a few follow up questions: 1. Can I assume that I have found right gear if the part number matches mine (46195)? Or does the other number stamped on the gear specify the size (mine also has "10 - U")? The gear part number is 46195. The 10 U is the ...
by jim g
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment

[quote="mikefet"]Thanks, Jim. Those are really helpful tips. I have a few follow up questions: 1. Can I assume that I have found right gear if the part number matches mine (46195)? Or does the other number stamped on the gear specify the size (mine also has "10 - U")? The gear part number is 46195. ...
by jim g
Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: annual lay-up
Replies: 18
Views: 4817

Re: annual lay-up

The pink RV antifreeze has very little to no corrosion protection in it. It was originally invented for plastic fresh water systems on RV's. Then they started marketing it to the marine industry because it was environmentally friendly. The -100 blue marine antifreeze is suppose to have corrosion pro...
by jim g
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 2131

Re: Distributor/Water Pump Drive Shaft Adjustment

Two very important things. 1. You need to make sure the shaft you get has the same size gear on it. The gears came in standard and several undersize gears. If you put one that is bigger and will probably get binding and overheating of the gears. 2. You want to get a set { 3 } of postwar end play adj...
by jim g
Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Distributors
Replies: 15
Views: 4713

Re: Distributors

On almost all the chevy marine engines the dist. turns clockwise no matter what the engine rotation is. The reason for this is on the opposite rotating engine the cam is driven by a set of helicut gears instead of a chain. By using the gears this cause's the opposite rotating crank to turn the cam i...
by jim g
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Electronic Ignition Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Electronic Ignition Conversion

Hi Jack,

Sorry its taken me so long to post the number. The kit you want is number 1548. This is the 12 volt kit for the 4 cylinder IAY dist.
by jim g
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: Trailer Suspension Question
Replies: 31
Views: 7060

Re: Trailer Suspension Question

Top picture is correct.
by jim g
Thu Sep 15, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Odds & Ends
Topic: How to install a curved windshield
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

Re: How to install a curved windshield

Taylormade part number 1607
by jim g
Wed Sep 14, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Electrical Systems
Topic: Electronic Ignition Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 3422

Re: Electronic Ignition Conversion

Yes. There is one. The IAY 4010 is the same size dist as the 6 cylinder. I have the number at work. I will try to remember to bring it home.